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Valve seeks geek to design 'platform hardware'

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Valve has hinted it is building its own hardware platform, possibly to tie in with its Steam online games service, after reaching out for an experienced electronics engineer to help with the project.

"We’re developing hardware to enhance [gaming] experiences, and you can be a key part of making that happen," reads a post on Valve's situations vacant board.

"Work with the hardware team to conceive, design, evaluate, and produce new types of input, output and platform hardware."

The italics are ours and we've highlighted that phrase because Valve was recently rumoured to be have its own version of cloud-connected gaming system OnLive in the works, although the anticipated announcement was never made.

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Is Valve working on kit like this?

The employment opportunity posting does little to clarify what product Valve specifically intends to manufacture, but with an already established hardware team and the need for someone with recommended knowledge of both ARM and x86 system design, we expect the company's plans for a new gaming box are already steaming ahead.

Can you imagine if Valve launched hardware alongside another installment of Half Life? The world would go crazy. ®

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